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300 East St, Ashburton 8300, New Zealand
(03) 308 1076
Today
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Yummy food

The food here is divine, some of the best Indian we've had! Rich, creamy curries and a very generous vegetarian platter to start. Nice and warm atmosphere on a cold night. Only negatives were the drink I ordered never actually made it to our table.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
JohnnyH101
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Ashburton, New Zealand
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Ashburton, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

The food here is divine, some of the best Indian we've had! Rich, creamy curries and a very generous vegetarian platter to start. Nice and warm atmosphere on a cold night. Only negatives were the drink I ordered never actually made it to our table.

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

great , all round experience, good food , good service. very friendly staff, quick service , no pressure , relaxed atmosphere, good décor. only criticism all the craft beers recommended on the drinks menu were not available

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Lovely meal @ this time of day. Not many in as we were early in for lunch so the service was prompt. No waiting around, was rather nice. Food absolutely great! Thank you Indian Minar.

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Ashburton, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Best Indian I ever had. Great Atmosphere. Top notch food and service. Would visit again whenever I am back in Ashburton.

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Ashburton, New Zealand
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We had a meal there last week after not going there for some time. It was OK, nothing wrong with it but lacking depth of flavour. The service was good, the cleanliness was fine but it lacked excitement, tasted a bit tomatoey and mass made. I will give it another try in a month or two

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We very much enjoyed our eating experience at this restaurant. The staff are very welcoming, the restaurant had a relaxed ambience and the food is exquisite. The prices are reflective of the standard of food and service. I would highly recommend a visit to this restaurant.

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We have eaten in and they have great service but no very often. When we are too busy to cook my sons ask if we can have Indian takeaways and they always love the food and I never forget to order the naan bread.

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new zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The staff were very friendly and went out of their way to make the night great. The food was great also.

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Auckland, NZ
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Great interpretation of the Indian food that Kiwis like - I had a chicken curry and my colleague went wild on their Tandoori options. Initially a bit disappointed that there was no Kingfisher beer, but then found they had craft Indian beers from Christchurch that were very good - I particularly enjoyed the 'Indian' Pilsener. Overall good value.

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Ashburton, New Zealand
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

the new owners have put in a new chef and i have enjoyed my first few meals there since the change, most encouraging. I would recommend you give it a try

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 300 East St, Ashburton 8300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Ashburton
  • Phone Number: (03) 308 1076

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm

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